Tag: trails

Apr 17

Wandering in Weiselberg

Today Sabine and I visited Weiselberg to do the Wieselberg:Steinernes Meer (Stoney See) Earthcache (GC2EZJR). This was a very cool location.  The Weiselberg is a 280 million year old volcano and since the Roman times has been known for the precious minerals which can be found here. Minerals such at Agate, Jasper, and Chalcedony were …

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Apr 03

Geocaching in the Schächelwald

Today Sabine and I  did some Geocaching to get do our daily walk and I found a small Power Trail called the Schächel which is short for Schächelwald. The trail was about four kilometers long and consisted of eight Traditional Caches, one Multi-Cache, and one bonus Mystery cache. The walk was very slow, about 36 minutes per mile …

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Jul 16

Geocaching attracts tourists and brings new revenue to communities

Many times there is a story in the news about how a Geocache caused a bomb scare and money was spent by communities to have the container destroyed by the local authorities. Well here is a story from the Miami Herald Tribune on how communities can bring in new tourism revenue by encouraging responsible Geocaching. …

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Jul 15

East Bethel Minnesota supports Geocaching!

Here is another story of a city in the USA using Geocaching to promote education, science, tourism, and a healthy lifestyle! It is good to see that there are places embracing Geocaching as a great family hobby. According to Nate Ayshford, “The purpose of this program was to try to create more activities for families …

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Jul 15

GeoFreakZ GeoTrails – Magellan and Groundspeak partnership

It seems to me that the riff between Groundspeak and Garmin is getting a bit wider with the latest partnership by Magellan, Groundspeak, and CCI Entertainment, in Canada with GeoFreakZ Geotrails. It used to be that Garmin GPSr handhelds came with the Groundspeak WHEREIGO program installed but it mysteriously disappeared in the 2011 Garmin models …

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May 13

Visit Clearfield County Geocaching Trail

In Clearfield County Pennsylvania they take their geocaching seriously.  So seriously that every year for the last five the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority decides on a new trail theme and then makes about 30 caches to take people to locations that fall in the theme category. The 2011 theme was Cemeteries and this years …

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